NTUC FairPrice Share-a-Textbook project kicks off
NTUC FairPrice is giving out more than 350,000 used textbooks to needy students this year - up from 320,000 last year - under its Share-A-Textbook initiative.
The supermarket chain said the number of low-income families requesting for textbooks had grown by about 30 per cent this year.
The initiative, which began in 1983, involved collecting used textbooks and distributing them to low-income families to help them cope with education costs.
Distribution to priority students started on Saturday at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School.